The latest version of the Barracuda Web Security Gateway (formerly Barracuda Web Filter) delivers new features and benefits for our customers. In this post, I will take you through some of the details that version 9.1 has to offer.
Let’s start with the Web Categorization Service (WCS). If you are familiar with web filtering, you are probably familiar with URL filtering using a category database. This technology makes it easier to block groups of sites, based on the site content. For example, if you’d like to block gambling, you could block all gambling-related sites by selected the gambling category. Obviously this is much more practical than finding and preemptively blocking all of the individual sites of concern.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.